The Conference of Wargamers
New Directions In Wargaming
In 1980 Dr. Paddy Griffith, who was then a lecturer in War Studies at RMA Sandhurst, organised a conference entitled "New Directions In Wargaming". The conference was held at Moor Park College near Farnham, and lasted over the weekend of 23rd to 25th May 1980. It was at this conference that Wargame Developments was founded, and it set the pattern for all the subsequent conferences.
The First COW
The Moor Park conference was such a success that it was agreed that an annual conference should be organised, and in June 1981 the first COW took place. Because Moor Park College was unavailable, an alternative venue was sought and thus began WD's long association with Knuston Hall Residential College for Adult Education.
COW and Knuston Hall
Knuston Hall has proven to be a popular venue because its facilities suited the organisation's needs and requirements, and its location - in the Midlands, close to the motorway network - made it accessible from almost anywhere in the UK. However in early 2022 Northamptonshire City Council (who operate the Hall) informed us that it would be closed for maintenance work for most of the year - see below for Plan B!
COW2022 will be taking place from Friday 8th July to Sunday 10th July 2022, at a new venue, the UK Defence Academy, Shrivenham. The cost of attending COW2022 is expected to be similar to the price at Knuston (i.e. £300.00, including WD subscription and THE NUGGET for 2022/23, accommodation, all meals and tea and coffee).
BOOKING IS NOW OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF WARGAME DEVELOPMENTS. THERE IS PLENTY OF ACCOMMODATION AT THE DEFENCE ACADEMY SO THERE ARE NO RESERVE LISTS FOR THIS COW. IF YOU WANT A RESIDENTIAL PLACE AT COW 2022, OR HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR YOUR BOOKING, YOU NEED TO REPLY TO THE E-MAIL SENT TO ALL MEMBERS ON 22 MAY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
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